LATIN AMERICA

Maduro declares war against businesses engaged in price gouging

Venezuelan military sent in to take over electronic retail outlets President’s order sets off buying frenzy with looting at one store

Editorials

Work yet to be done

The PSOE has laid out a social-democratic program at a political conference without internal divisions

Pianist faces jail term over “psychological damage” caused to neighbor

Complainant suffered “panic attacks and pregnancy problems,” say doctors

POLITICS

Socialist Party leans back leftward to return to center of voter intent

Opposition proposes break with Vatican, salary caps and limits on pardons

DOPING IN SPORT

Spanish tennis star Llagostera receives two-year doping ban

Former doubles world number five tested positive for methamphetamine in July

business

Grifols acquires Novartis diagnostic unit for €1.24 billion

The market reacted favorably to the news with the firm’s share price rising 4.54 percent

LATIN AMERICA

Dominican conservative forces paved the way for anti-Haitian ruling

Top court revokes nationality of four generations of Dominicans

LA LIGA

Barça’s Messi will not play again this year after hamstring tear

Diego Costa forced to pull out of Spain squad after injury in Villarreal tie

MOTOGP

“I hope I never find my limits”

Marc Márquez talks to EL PAÍS after becoming the youngest ever MotoGP world champion

PROFILE

Butcher’s boy who has discreetly risen to become Spain’s second-richest man

Mercadona supermarket chain owner Juan Roig is known for the austerity of his habits and a rigorous treatment of staff

OBITUARY

José Luis Pinillos, mentor of academic psychology in Spain

Winner of the Prince of Asturias Prize for Social Sciences dies in his nineties

RTVV CLOSURE

How politics has blighted Spain’s regional broadcasters

The Valencia government’s decision to close down Canal 9 has highlighted the weaknesses of a publicly funded media model that has systematically failed to meet its remit

No thanks for the memories: does the public want so many political tomes?

Books by three former prime ministers join raft of memoirs by lesser figures

OPINION

Retreat of the American empire

At the height of the Cold War, no US ally would have talked back about spying

BUSINESS

Technology firm Indra wins contract for Iraq elections

Spanish company to issue 22 million ID chips to electorate before 2014 ballot

CLEMENCY QUESTIONED

Government pardons drop by more than half after “kamikaze” controversy

Motorists, gender violence offenders and tax fraudsters reap zero tolerance stance following decision to release driver sentenced to 13 years for road death

INTERVIEW

“Android came out of the mind of someone who worked at Apple”

Steve Wozniak offers a glimpse into the future of technology and which gadgets he believes will stand the test of time